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I'm still confused. my first 7970GE overclocked to 1210/1660 got 7439 on 3dmark13 Firestrike...a more stable OC was still 7276...so the R9-290X being 7k+ is not very impressive IMO. after Xfiring I get 11,918 (the graphics score doubles, though at that point the physics score is bottlenecked at the CPU with my i5-3570K at 4.7GHz)....this card gives me no inclination to upgrade....

if the R9 is just a 7xxx series rebrand, then when does R10-xxx come out? (or R9-3xx)
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that 290X is a 7970 GE exactly (memory speed aside). nice going rolleyes.gif. is the non oc version going to be slower than the 7970GE? never saw a more pointless looking sku in all my days. this really takes the cake and eats it too.


Dont you mean 280X? thumb.gif
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Dont you mean 280X? thumb.gif

yes sir. thanks.
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that 290X is a 7970 GE exactly (memory speed aside). nice going rolleyes.gif. is the non oc version going to be slower than the 7970GE? never saw a more pointless looking sku in all my days. this really takes the cake and eats it too.

280X?
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R9 280X, may seem just a re-branded 7970GE, but they'll have better features like full DX11.2 support, said this before.

I'll be waiting patiently until I see official specifications and facts.

R9 280X is near identical to what's in the new consoles too.


This waiting game is killing me.
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i never use cards on air unless EK doesnt have a block for it yet so i cant judge cards based on their coolers lol

I ran my first water cooled GPU with this build and I"m never, ever going back to air cooling on GPU. I had a reference blower before this and you'd overclock and it'd sound like a fan.

I remember the first day I got this waterblock, overclocked my GPU further than it's ever been, and then played a game and enjoyed the fact there was no change in the amount of sound coming from my computer.

Yeah it's got loud case fans, but I'd take 20 loud case fans (I don't have that many, don't freak out) over one loud GPU cooler any day.
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